High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell is an HBO documentary from 1995. The film portrays the lives of three crack users in the run-down, former mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts. Located about 30 miles north-west of Boston, Lowell has a drug problem that rivals any big city. Or at least it did at the time this documentary was filmed. It seems to be on par with the state average nowadays.
I was actually pretty surprised when I stumbled upon this — simply because I had never even heard of it before. Documentaries in this vein are right up my alley, so it’s odd that it flew under my radar for so long. Although, it doesn’t seem to be that popular, and I was rather young when it originally aired.
In any event, if you enjoy yourself a great drug documentary — or just great documentaries in general — I highly recommend you give High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell a whirl. It is an undisguised and unwavering tale about the true horror that is crack cocaine.